Print this page Notes: The 2002-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is known for many things, but perhaps it is most famous for its faulty fuel gauge.

This gauge flip-flops more than a politician during election season. Some report that the gauge says "empty" after a fill-up, while others report the gauge says "full" when they're running on fumes. Either way, there's one thing everyone seems to agree on: the darn thing is just wrong.

Following hundreds of complaints and a few accidents allegedly caused by the malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the issue in May 2011. Unfortunately for frustrated owners, no recall has been announced.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 132011


  • 28,700 miles


Two weeks ago we put new tires on my Trailblazer at 28,700 mi. We were leaving for a trip and took it to have the front end aligned to be sure the new tires wore properly. We did not go to our dealer as there was no time before the trip. Upon checking the car, they discovered both my front struts were leaking badly and they no longer gave a firm ride. We had no choice but to have them replace both struts at only 28,700 mi. The repair shop was quite surprised that both struts were bad. My Trailblazer is garaged, has extremely low mileage, is driven only on city streets or freeway and never carries any loads. Even though we were past the 36 mo. Portion of the warranty, the repair shop told us that they felt the struts should have lasted far longer than 28,700 mi. And that with the excellent care of my car, it was far too early for them to have to be replaced. I checked with some friends who had their cars for far longer than me and many more miles on it and they had never had any issue with struts. I decided to contact GM to file a complaint. They contacted me and the interviewer told me that she completely understood why I would be upset. However, today I was called and told that they would not help with any of the cost for replacement of the struts. My concern is for the safety of other people that own Chevy vehicles with the same struts. We were told that we should not drive our car with the bad struts on the freeway because it was not safe. I want to file a formal complaint so that others can be made aware of the possible dangers of the struts failing at such an early mileage. I plan to contact whatever agencies necessary to make sure the public knows about the problem.

- Visalia, CA, USA

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